Downcounty Consortium → The Choice Process
All Grade 8 students living within the boundaries of the Downcounty Consortium (DCC) can rank, in order of preference, the five high schools in the consortium. Every effort will be made to assign students, based on the lottery factors, to their first choice. However, it is possible, that students may be assigned to a subsequent choice and that space availability nor student preference for a school are not the sole factors in the process.
Each fall parents and Grade 8 students are invited to attend any of the Choice informational meetings, held at each middle school, to learn about Choice and the academy program opportunities at the five high schools. Grade 8 students rank their choice each fall.